As you all know today is World Suicide Prevention Day. The theme this year is ‘Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives’, reflecting the importance that reaching out and forming connections can have in reducing suicide risk. It is also RUOK Day.
We’re using a number of social media channels to share the key messages behind this important day, encourage conversations and highlighting the power of connection. We are promoting these powerful message though a suite of new beyondblue resources including videos of eight of our very own blueVoices members bravely sharing their personal stories of suicide.
Today blueVoices member Shane, who shared his story on social media on Tuesday, will be making himself available between 1pm and 2pm to answer questions about his experience live online. This is the first time that beyondblue has held a safe and moderated live chat session with a blueVoices member and we are excited about providing the opportunity for people seeking help to speak with someone who has had this experience.
You can see Shane’s full story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rocp7J6ea3A
How can I get involved?
How can I help?
You can help by sharing our messages today through the following social media channels;
- Like/share our post Facebook posts: https://www.facebook.com/beyondblue
- Write your own status linking to World Suicide Prevention Day
- Like our post: https://instagram.com/beyondblueofficial/
- ‘Regram’ our Instagram image onto your account and in your caption make sure to include the hashtag #WSPD
Head to www.twitter.com/beyondblue and retweet one or more of our tweets from today.
Write your own tweet linking World Suicide Prevention Day and and include the hashtag #WSPD
Like/share our post: http://www.linkedin.com/company/beyondblue
Write your own status linking to the media release published today: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/media/media-releases/media-releases/beyondblue-launches-new-suicide-prevention-information-and-live-online-chat-to-help-people-on-this-world-suicide-prevention-day
Thank you so much for your support!
blueVoices- beyondblue’s online community and reference group